The Neuroscience Institute is the intellectual home for a diverse group of scholars and scientists working together to advance our understanding of the brain. By utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, the Institute will recruit faculty members from such areas as Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Statistics and many more to reveal how the human brain and our social and physical environments interact. This knowledge is essential for improving the treatment of and developing cures for devastating conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. By addressing the fundamental questions about brain mechanisms that lead to individual variation in people, we are also able to examine the social and environmental factors that shape our behavior.
The Neuroscience Institute was established to serve Neuroscience throughout the University of Chicago as well as its affiliates by representing the collective interests of the community. The Institute is in a unique position to support cutting edge technology that will create many opportunities for scientists to transform and revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. By working alongside other interdepartmental divisions as well as capitalizing on the great strengths that currently exist at the University of Chicago, the Institute will provide the tools necessary to create a platform for increasing our expertise within Neuroscience.